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PRIESTS
PERFORMING YAJNA
CLOTHING
PERFORMED
TYPICALLY
RITE
CEREMONY
CHANTING
PERFORM
PITRI-YAJNA
OFFERING
LORD SIVA
ATITHI-YAJNA
VEDIC
NOURISH
OBJECTS
CONCEPT
ATTITUDE
ACT
YAJNA
YAJNAS
DAKSHA
OUTER
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Definitions

  1. The Yajna is the source of life. (Web site)
  2. Yajna is a vedic sacrifice which has an outer aspect and an inner aspect. (Web site)
  3. The yajna is the means of worshipping the highest God or ones own inner self. (Web site)
  4. Yajna is the son of Prajapati Ruci and Akuti.During the period of Svayambhuva Manu there was no qualified Indra.
  5. Yajna are also classified according to the dispositions and intentions of the worshipper into sattvika, rajasika, and tamasika yajna.

Priests

  1. Once a great fire-sacrifice ( yajna) was being organised on Earth with Bhrigu being the high priest.
  2. The sacrifice is called Yajna in the Veda, Yasna in the Avesta: the Hotri priest is Zaotar, Atharvan is Athravan, Mitra is Mithra.

Performing Yajna

  1. Teaching, learning, performing Yajna, make performing Yajna, accept Daana, and give Daana are the six duties of a Brahmin.
  2. As the scriptures suggest, the ways of performing yajna was different according to the aim in sight by the sacrificer, the one beneficiary of the rite. (Web site)
  3. In the forest that is known as Naimisharanya, Shounaka and the other rishis (sages) were performing a yajna (sacrifice) dedicated to the Lord Vishnu.

Clothing

  1. Among the items offered as ahuti in the Yajna include many coconuts, large quantities of ghee, sandalwood shavings and even quantities of clothing.
  2. Feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, giving shelter to the homeless, comforting the distressed, etc., are all forms of Manushya Yajna. (Web site)

Performed

  1. Yajna which is performed only for show, or aiming for fruit, know that to be Raajasika Yajna, O Arjuna. (Web site)
  2. Yajna enjoined by the scriptures, performed with a firm belief that it is a duty, and without the desire for the fruit, is Saattvika Yajna. (Web site)

Typically

  1. A yajna is typically performed by a hotar, with a number of additional priests playing a supporting role, chanting Vedic verses.
  2. Yajna is performed typically with a large number of people in attendance.

Rite

  1. The four layers of Veda outline the practice of yajna rites according to the scriptural literature at that time. (Web site)
  2. Chhanda, meter, is among four linguistic skills taught for mastery of the Vedas and the rites of yajna.

Ceremony

  1. An important sacred substance used in temple lamps and offered in fire ceremony, yajna. (Web site)
  2. Vivaha Yajna This is the marriage ceremony. (Web site)

Chanting

  1. The very success of yajna was dependant on having the right set-up before the ceremony of chanting and offering could start. (Web site)
  2. Harernamanukirtanan Yajna This sacrifice is hearing ot chanting the glories of the Lord.

Perform

  1. King Dasaratha performs a putrakami yajna, a sacrifice to obtain offspring by pleasing the Gods.
  2. No one, he says, can fully perform the vedachara, vaishnavachara, and shavachara rites, without which the Vaidik, Pauranik mantra, and yajna are fruitless.
  3. There is none living who does not perform yajna. (Web site)

Pitri-Yajna

  1. Manu speaks of four kinds: deva, bhauta (where articles and ingredients are employed, as in the case of homa, daiva, vali), nriyajna, and pitri-yajna.
  2. PITRI-YAJNA—Tarpana or ablutions to departed souls and Sraaddha or annual religious rites performed for departed souls. (Web site)

Offering

  1. Homa, or Deva-yajna, is the making of offerings to Fire.
  2. DEVA-YAJNA—offering oblations unto Devas, with recitation of Vedic Mantras. (Web site)

Lord Siva

  1. Dakshayani, who was at the time with Lord Siva at Kailasa, heard the news of the Grand Yajna of her father. (Web site)
  2. At last Daksha decided to perform a Yajna in which he would neither invite Lord Siva nor offer the sacrament to Him. (Web site)
  3. Lord Brahma had arranged for the performance of a Yajna and, as usual, to offer the sacraments of the Yajna to Lord Siva, the Lord of all Yajnas. (Web site)

Atithi-Yajna

  1. It is Atithi-Yajna or sacred sacrifice. (Web site)
  2. ATITHI-YAJNA—giving food to guests and honouring them. (Web site)

Vedic

  1. Brick fire altars exist in many houses, suggesting Vedic fire rites, yajna. (Web site)
  2. Agnihotra (------------------------------) is a Vedic yajna (ritual or sacrifice), performed at dawn and dusk.
  3. Considering the Vedic periods of time, yajna ritual evolved, in so bringing the transformation of the Vedic ritual itself. (Web site)
  4. It is on the account of the transformation of the Vedic ritual that the Hindu tradition evolved to retain the concept of yajna in different forms. (Web site)
  5. The Shrauta Shastras offer explanation of the yajna rituals.

Nourish

  1. Nourish the Devas with Yajna, and the Devas will nourish you. (Web site)
  2. Furthermore, -By this (yajna) you nourish the gods and the gods will nourish you; thus by nourishing one another you shall attain the Supreme goal (i.e. (Web site)

Objects

  1. In his seven arms, he holds sacrificial objects used in the Yajna.
  2. The Devas, nourished by Yajna, will give you the desired objects. (Web site)

Concept

  1. This shift of centrality is essential in order to understand what happened to the concept of yajna itself. (Web site)
  2. In this manner, from empirical observations, the concept of Cosmic Order or Divine Order (rita) developed and the practice of yajna became gradually a rite. (Web site)

Attitude

  1. Yet, most important of all is the fact that the above division is based mainly on the attitude towards sacrifice (yajna). (Web site)
  2. Yajna evolved to be less ritualistic in the form of a total mental attitude of surrender know as atmarpana, the offering of every action to Atma, the Divine. (Web site)

Act

  1. Thus, it is not surprising that the sexual act of intercourse itself is seen as yajna. (Web site)
  2. It becomes clear indeed that the act of union (yoga) in various forms is central to the new approach to yajna. (Web site)
  3. By the age of the Brahmanas, various stories can be found associating Vishnu with the act of religious sacrifice ( Yajna).

Yajna

  1. A typical Hindu marriage essentially consists of a yajna, because the fire deity Agni is supposed to be the witness of all pious marriages.
  2. Yajna ,where milk products (ghee or yogurt), fruits, flowers, cloth, and money are offered, is also termed homa or havan.
  3. They are prose explanations of the method of using the Mantras in the Yajna or the sacrifice.
  4. Indeed, nowadays, mainly in India, all forms of yajna are still practiced. (Web site)
  5. On these accounts, the practice of yoga in itself, as union (yuj) with the Divine, could be seen as performance of yajna. (Web site)

Yajnas

  1. This yajna is for obtaining the planet of the ancestors.
  2. This yajna is for elevation to higher planets or lokas (e.g.
  3. Yajna in itself is to be seen as the very essence of Veda. (Web site)
  4. He summoned god Veerabhadra and ordered him to make a clean sweep of the Yajna and the participants thereof. (Web site)
  5. Distribution of food to cows, dogs, birds, fish, etc., is Bhuta Yajna. (Web site)

Daksha

  1. The pair immediately led Shiva's army of ganas to Daksha's yajna and destroyed it.
  2. At Kankhal (in Hardwar), on the banks of the Ganga, arrangements were made for the grand Yajna of Daksha. (Web site)

Outer

  1. The gods and their expressions in the outer form of yajna were found to be in the human body itself. (Web site)
  2. The transition of the outer yajna towards the inner yajna is suggestively described in Garbha Upanishad one of the minor Upanishads. (Web site)

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